Ruthie Mae Simmons, 65, of Van Buren died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gill Cemetery Arbor in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

She is survived by four sons, Eddie Tipton of Cedarville, Kevin Tipton of Mountainburg and Ricky Tipton and Howard Simmons, both of Van Buren; two brothers, Ben and Richard Philpot; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.